May 28, 2018 Subject:
Your messing with my reason..
I really like this session.
Lazy Lightning is one of my favorite tunes especially because of the electricity between Donna and Bob.
Everything else pretty good here as well.
Everybody draws a line musically. That is why there are so many types of radio & Sirius channels.
I am pretty good with all Grateful Dead from 65-93 but some point in 93-95 I mostly avoid. Did not like the Other Ones nor am i big on Dead & Co but i did enjoy Furthur. Not sure why? Also like the guy from the Allman Brothers but not fronting the Dead
Anyway, I love 76 also love 70 but they are like comparing Apples and Oranges.
This was a good afterwork listen for me when i am usually surfing Facebook and my e-mail. So i enjoyed this. Historically you can see what direction they are heading in 1976. and yes it is 76 for crying out loud.
Anybody else notice that little NFA jam had a little Aiko flavor!
February 20, 2013 Subject:
It's all good
I consider this 'new' Dead, and am pleased with myself for even visiting '76 today. Having revealed my age and bias, I would ask the younger heads to visit 1970 and 1971. Several things converge in 1970:
Pigpen's last full year of health and touring
The appearance, in the spring, of acoustic sets (instigated by an equipment malfunction!)
Electric sets with all the psychedelic intensity of anything they did in '68 or '69
In the spring of '71 is the original five-man line up. In the fall of '71 we have the addition of Keith and all that great new material. And then in December, the return of Ron and, for a short time, two keyboards.
June 30, 2009 Subject:
tonedef is wrong
All of the songs they are practicing this session are songs that were either new (wheel, lazy lightnin'), revivals (Candyman), or re-workings of standards that would change jam form in 76' (Eyes, Wharf Rat). So obviously tonedef has not done his/her homework, since all of the songs in these club front sessions were songs that the band was about to or had been actively performing. Using the albums as a guide to when the band actually performed the songs is misleading and not an accurate way to gauge what songs they were performing when. 76' was a huge transitional year in sound for the band (two drummers, slower ballads, interest in material changing) so these sessions seem to be correctly labeled.
June 14, 2009 Subject:
Tonedef is time deaf
Tonedef said" 1976??? I don't think so. Why would they be doing Candyman, The Wheel and Eyes in the studio in 1976? Candyman was on vinyl in 1970, Eyes in 1974 and The Wheel in 1972. It doesn't make sense."
dn't played since full tours since 1974, except for a few shows in 1975, and they were practicing. So it toatlly makes sense and it was in 1976.
May 11, 2008 Subject:
Couple of replys to posts
Thanks jhender. can't help but feel the ungrateful (pun intended) never appreciated everything. i was previously chuckm on archive (which I love by the way.
tonedeaf - can confirm for sure that this was in fact 1976. had this on cassette for years & got my copy from reliable dead connected pal. rehearsals for the big return after the '75 "year off".
king dork - proud to say I passed the IQ test & am enjoying it immensley;-)!!!!
5 stars if for no other reason than I always loved the rehearsals wharts & all as a wise man once said.
April 24, 2008 Subject:
1976??? I don't think so. Why would they be doing Candyman, The Wheel and Eyes in the studio in 1976? Candyman was on vinyl in 1970, Eyes in 1974 and The Wheel in 1972. It doesn't make sense.
November 18, 2007 Subject:
Love the Rants
So Im thinking since the last review was written hopefully all of the disgruntled Heads have figured out how to use streaming recorders to capture the shows. While I understand the need for the Family to feed itself, I really dont think JG would approve of the removal of all of the DL sites. Its remarkably short sighted and for those of us who followed the Dead back in the day (77-end) its a downright slap in the face. So I use a streming recorder and I love it and until they outlaw them thats what Ill be doing. "There is nothing like a Grateful Dead show. Never will be.
April 28, 2007 Subject:
It's studio rehersals, what else is there to say?
Some good jazzy stuff, but realize there's going to be a lot of cut stuff and a lot of fragments. I tend to prefer studio rehersals with more experimental stuff, unheard stuff, or banter among the bandmates.
NOTE: It's really 3 stars, but I gave it 4 to help offset those BS non-reviews.
March 24, 2006 Subject:
Nice to have this one
4 out of 5.
As for not being able to download soundboards, think of it as an IQ test.
February 17, 2006 Subject:
Agree 100% with the previous post!
February 17, 2006 Subject:
Okay, my turn to rant on another level. I'm sick to death of the spoiled so called heads who cry about the Dead wanting control of distribution of their (emphasis on THEIR) music. Also keep in mind that they still employ a hell of a lot of people who depend on them even though the Grateful Dead don't extist. As Bob Weir stated if you can figure out a way to keep the downloads free & still be able to pay all of the GDP & GDM folks then no problem. Until then quit whining & either enjoy the streams or stick to the audience recordings they still GENEROUSLY (IMO) offer. And name me another band who ever cared about their audience even half as much as our beloved Grateful Dead.
December 19, 2005 Subject:
All Things Must Pass
Just a few months prior to the band's decision to pull the SBD's from this site I discovered it. I downloaded all the shows I've attended over the years(late 80's thru mid 90s) and tried to obtain historical shows and highly rated SBDs. This site seemed too good to be true certainly too good to last as it turns out. I virtually filled my hard drive with as many shows as I could then stopped. Lo and behold the critical decision was made and no more are SBD quality shows available for free. To me this represents the end of an era and the death of the free spirited sharing that set the Grateful Dead above and apart. Surely it's a sign of the times, a reflection of the corroded values of humanity in this dangerous and ugly era. I don't really blame the band I suppose they are only looking out for their own interests. But I totally respect Phil's stance and agree completely with John Barlow's view that sharing files only encourages those who appreciate music who would ultimately seek to obtain the highest quality available once they became enamored of the music provided by the band. I guess I'm ranting but it's really disheartening to see something pure and good die in a time when charity and the spirit of unselfish sharing are almost extinct. Pave paradise put in a parking lot. Oh yeah this SBD is great I'm glad I got it before it was gone.
December 6, 2005 Subject:
I can't download it so what the f*** is the use?
boycott boycott boycott
September 25, 2005 Subject:
Rehearsing for return to the road
After a long break from touring, the Dead are getting ready to go out again. Brushing up on some old standards and readying the new Lazy Lighting, which debuted on June 3. They sound relaxed, fresh, and enthusiastic, with a jazzy feel. Notice the energetic, uptempo Candyman, and compare to how it became almost a funeral durge in later years. The second Wharf Rat and the Wheel are great.
August 12, 2005 Subject:
Rehearsal, great sound.
The rehearsals are usually really dope! I like how raw and loose the jams are. You'll hear some lines that are real jazzy. The dead were a bit more progressive in their improv than they get credit for. I mean some prog rockers could dig the chordal jamming with jerry blazing on guitar.
June 7, 2005 Subject:
KIller Eyes Jam
If you are a fan of the Eyes' played early in this tour, check out the jam on here. A full 8 minutes of the band going at it. The shows from Boston Music Hall 2 weeks later illustrate this jamming in the intros. sweet stuff indeed.